2010 Program

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Research priorities

Research projects in the 2010 program explored topics within a range of broad areas of concern for ELICOS teachers and academic directors:

  • Monitoring and assessing student progress, achievement and proficiency
  • Teaching General English
  • Teaching pronunciation
  • Teaching academic literacy/EAP
  • Student motivation

Participants and projects

Six teachers were selected for the pilot program, exploring the following topics:

Dimitra Aidinlis Billy Blue College of English (now Think: CLASS), NSW The effect of extensive reading on vocabulary development in report writing
Jock Boyd Billy Blue College of English, NSW Use of electronic dictionaries
Coral Campbell Bradford College, SA Developing student listening and speaking skills in General Academic English programs
Sylvia Cher Deakin University English Language Institute, Vic Developing extensive reading skills at beginner level
Kathryn Koromilas AIPE, NSW The effect on student motivation of learning outcomes explicit
Laura McCrossan Milner International College, WA Maintaining student motivation in high-level General English classes

  2010 AR workshop 1

Professor Anne Burns (L) with EA/CESOL Action Research in ELICOS program 2010 participants Coral Campbell, Kathryn Koromolas, Jock Boyd, Sylvia Cher and Laura McCrossan and Katherine Brandon, English Australia PSDO.


Research outcomes

Outcomes of the 2010 projects are summarised briefly HERE or you can find full research reports published in Issue 44 of Cambridge ESOL Research Notes.